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Polluted waters in two Sylhet rivers threaten fish, aquatic resources

Polluted waters in two Sylhet rivers threaten fish, aquatic resources

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-01 12:46:34

The Sari-Gowain River is being polluted due to coal mine drainage from the upstream hilly region. It has been revealed in a research by the academics of Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU). The trans...

Magura witnesses 73 rapes in 2020

Magura witnesses 73 rapes in 2020

-- 2020-12-31 13:52:31

Seventy three rape incidents, among other crimes, were recorded in Magura district alone in 2020. The most striking rape incident took place on November 22, when some miscreants raped a housewife&nbs...

Environmentalists demand Sylhet water bodies be recovered

Environmentalists demand Sylhet water bodies be recovered

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-12-31 10:18:31

SYLHET: Speakers at a discussion meeting in Sylhet demanded immediate recovery of the illegally grabbed streams, canals and ponds in the city and taking steps for protecting all the water bodies. The...

Bumper yield of onion delights Rajshahi farmers

Bumper yield of onion delights Rajshahi farmers

-- 2020-12-29 20:05:48

Grassroots farmers in Rajshahi are being delighted because they are getting good yield and the lucrative market price of the newly harvested onion everywhere in the region including its vast Barind tr...

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga

-- 2020-12-28 16:22:58

A cold spell has continued to grip Bangladesh's northern regions for the last 10 days, with the mercury dropping below 8.0 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. Chuadanga recorded the lowest...

26,000 Gaibandha char families to get electricity by June

26,000 Gaibandha char families to get electricity by June

-- 2020-12-27 17:05:40

A number of 26,000 dwellers of remote char areas of river-surrounded three upazilas –Shaghata, Fulchhari, Sadar — of Gaibandha are going to get electric facility by June next, an official...

Honey growers hardly get half the commercial price

Honey growers hardly get half the commercial price

ROVING CORRESPONDENT, PABNA 2020-12-25 13:48:23

Honey producers in Chalanbeel, the vast swathes of wetland in the northern region, are being forced to sell their farm produce at throwaway prices, beekeepers have alleged. They are struggling to rec...

Young men bring tomato revolution in Godagari

Young men bring tomato revolution in Godagari

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2020-12-24 12:57:18

Hundreds of young people in Rajshahi's Godagari, one of the major tomato-producing hubs in the country, have become self-reliant by cultivating tomato, a cash vegetable. Traders from different part...

Brisk sales of winter cake of 'vapa pitha' here and there

Brisk sales of winter cake of 'vapa pitha' here and there

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2020-12-23 14:24:56

As the winter has set in, more than 200 stalls of dhupi or vapa pitha, mostly run by women, have sprung up in different places, especially road crossings and corners, of Rajshahi city. Dhupi or vapa...

Bagmara Bazar sees sales of 12,000 litres of milk a day!

Bagmara Bazar sees sales of 12,000 litres of milk a day!

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA 2020-12-23 12:50:44

A local market in Cumilla's Lalmai witnesses a sale of cow milk to the tune of 12,000 litres every morning. Some 15 milk traders buy the milk from some 2,000 small and medium dairy farmers at the loc...

Aman rice production target exceeds in Rangpur region

Aman rice production target exceeds in Rangpur region

-- 2020-12-22 21:48:28

Braving the coronavirus pandemic, farmers have already exceeded the fixed production target of Aman rice despite massive damages caused to the crop by recent floods this season in Rangpur agriculture...

Illegal fish enclosures obstruct Chitra River flow

Illegal fish enclosures obstruct Chitra River flow

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE 2020-12-21 13:20:37

Fishermen are fishing in the Chitra River by illegally putting up enclosures, which result in disrupting the normal flow of the river in Jashore. Such illegal activity has been going on for so long w...

Tomato farming brings smiles to Rajshahi farmers

Tomato farming brings smiles to Rajshahi farmers

-- 2020-12-20 20:32:58

The tomato farming appeared as a fortune changer for many farmers as it made many peasants solvent in the region this year with also significantly infusing dynamism into the local economy. Sources sa...

Artisans busy preparing kumrabori

Artisans busy preparing kumrabori

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2020-12-20 14:59:11

Financially disadvantaged, more than 500 women artisans in Bogura are busy making kumrabori, a locally made popular food item, this winter season. They have already started selling it too. They say...

Two youths killed as truck hit motorbike in Satkhira

Two youths killed as truck hit motorbike in Satkhira

-- 2020-12-17 15:27:40

Two youths were killed and another injured as a truck crashed into a motorbike on Satkhira-Khulna highway Wednesday night. The accident took place in front of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries...

Why 15,000 hectares of Cumilla farmland remain under water

Why 15,000 hectares of Cumilla farmland remain under water

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA 2020-12-15 13:42:57

At least 15,000 hectares of agricultural land in the southern part of Cumilla cannot be brought under cultivation due to water logging in a year, agricultural officials and farmers say. The damming o...

30pc dry fish remain unsold in Pabna

30pc dry fish remain unsold in Pabna

ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2020-12-15 10:16:04

Dry fish stockist and producers are facing hardship in the current season as 30 per cent of their produced export quality goods has remained unsold due to corona pandemic in Pabna district. The vil...

Man kills himself at court premises failing to reunite with wife, son

Man kills himself at court premises failing to reunite with wife, son

-- 2020-12-14 21:02:30

A 32-year-old Hafizur Rahman stabbed himself to death at the court premises in Habiganj, failing to get his wife and eight-month-old son back. The incident took place at the Habiganj Judicial Magistr...

Spice farming increases in Rangpur region

Spice farming increases in Rangpur region

-- 2020-12-13 17:59:09

Farmers are accelerating cultivation and production of spice crops and getting lucrative prices to achieve self-reliance during the last twelve years in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the D...

Banana growers in Tangail make good profit

Banana growers in Tangail make good profit

OUR CORRESPONDENT, TANGAIL 2020-12-13 12:00:39

Banana growers of Tangail are making a good profit with the price of the iron-rich fruit going higher this year. They have also witnessed a bumper yield of the popular fruit crop. More than a thousa...

Guava farming brings smile to Rajshahi people

Guava farming brings smile to Rajshahi people

-- 2020-12-12 17:24:31

Commercial farming of high yielding guava has been gaining popularity in the region including its vast barind tract and char (riverbed) areas of the Padma river as the farmers reap better yield and ge...

Buyers swarm warm clothes market defying corona fear

Buyers swarm warm clothes market defying corona fear

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-12-11 12:24:33

Ignoring corona virus infection, winter clothes trading is going on in full swing in Bogura district as a cold wave is sweeping the area. A good number of people are coming to both new markets and ha...

Traditional weavers' occupation threatened

Traditional weavers' occupation threatened

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BOGURA 2020-12-10 12:02:12

Traditional weavers are fearing for their profession in Bogura, Joypurhat, Naogaon and Gaibandha districts, as they have no modern weaving training. A good many of them have already switched over to...

Bridges without approach roads!

Bridges without approach roads!

OUR CORRESPONDENTS 2020-12-08 11:53:21

Three bridges —one in Sunamganj and two in Gaibandha — have been lying unused for two years due to lack of approach roads. In Sunamganj’s Jamalganj, the bridge over the Rokti River...

Peasants in south-west region busy farming winter vegetables

Peasants in south-west region busy farming winter vegetables

OUR CORRESPONDENT, BENAPOLE 2020-12-07 12:24:28

Farmers in six districts of the country’s south-western region — Jashore, Jhenidah, Magura, Kushtia, Chuadanga and Meherpur — are busy cultivating and caring for winter vegetables....

Haor cropland yet to be ready

Haor cropland yet to be ready

OUR CORRESPONDENT, NETRAKONA 2020-12-07 11:03:41

Farmers in Netrakona’s haor (wetland) area are yet to be able to sow their Boro paddy seeds for seedling transplantation due to a slow recession in water there. They say if seeds are not sown a...

Birisiri ferry wharf leaseholders building bridge over Someswari river

Birisiri ferry wharf leaseholders building bridge over Someswari river

NETRAKONA, OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-12-06 13:35:02

Leaseholders of Birisiri Ferry Ghat (wharf) in Netrokona’s Durgapur are building a new wooden bridge with bamboo poles nearby there over the Someswari River, which locals say will ease their suf...

Ratargul water management system can stop depletion of indigenous fishes

Ratargul water management system can stop depletion of indigenous fishes

FE Sylhet Correspondent 2020-12-03 16:54:30

Poor fishermen and inhabitants of some small villages near the nationally acclaimed vast Ratargul Swamp forest have started getting benefits of an initiative taken up under a research programme by the...

Potters in Kalmakanda face hard times

Potters in Kalmakanda face hard times

OUR CORRESPONDENT, NETRAKONA 2020-12-02 09:54:34

Potters in Netrokona’s Kalmakanda have been facing hard times, as they cannot earn as before for a decent living. Prices of clay soil, the raw material in making pots, have become high largely...

Youth’s body recovered at Union Parishad office

Youth’s body recovered at Union Parishad office

-- 2020-11-29 15:16:29

A young man was found dead in a room of the Union Parishad office under Haripur union in Paba Upazila of Rajshahi district on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Mofazzal Hosain, 30, son of Tofazz...